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The Baxter Hostel
The Baxter Hostel
The Baxter Hostel
The Baxter Hostel
The Baxter Hostel
The Baxter Hostel
The Baxter Hostel

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8.8

Excellent

204 reviews

204 reviews

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9.5

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
General Register House

60 m

ICE Retail

100 m

St James Shopping

100 m

Multrees Walk

110 m

Waverley Mall

110 m

Popular landmarks
The Real Mary King's Close

420 m

Calton Hill

500 m

Edinburgh Old Town

520 m

Royal Mile Street

590 m

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

620 m

Closest landmarks
Bank of Scotland

100 m

Edinburgh and Scotland Information Centre

120 m

connect@edinburgh

120 m

Pivo Caffé

180 m

Edinburgh Rail Travel Centre

200 m

The Baxter Hostel

5/2 West Register Street, New Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH22AA - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in New Town, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Edinburgh Castle.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Edinburgh

Front desk [24-hour]

190 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

420 meters to The Real Mary King's Close

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Shared kitchen

Kitchen

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Edinburgh every 14 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.8
Distance to city center2.9 km
Location rating9.5
Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
Distance to airport10.7 km

Rooms available at The Baxter Hostel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.7

6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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  • 1 bunk bed
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Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Street view
  • 4 bunk beds
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Bunk Bed in 9-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in 9-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Guest Room
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at The Baxter Hostel?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to The Baxter Hostel?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Baxter Hostel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full.

    Is breakfast offered at The Baxter Hostel?

    Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at The Baxter Hostel.

    What is the smoking policy at The Baxter Hostel?

    The Baxter Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

    What restaurants are nearby The Baxter Hostel?

    The Baxter Hostel is located in New Town, famous for good restaurants such as Standing Order, The Guildford Arms and Amarone.

    What popular shopping places are close to The Baxter Hostel?

    Shopping options in The Baxter Hostel’s New Town neighborhood include ICE Retail, St James Shopping and Multrees Walk.

    What are popular attractions near The Baxter Hostel?

    The Baxter Hostel is located in New Town area, which is famous for attractions such as Princes Street Gardens, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Princes Street.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Baxter Hostel?

    The Baxter Hostel is located within New Town, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Edinburgh Run Tours - Tours.

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    What people love about The Baxter Hostel

    • 10

      Exceptional

      "Affordable place for solo/group travellers."

      Sunil

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      October 1, 2022

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Location

      "The location was perfect."

      Heejeong

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      September 22, 2022

    • 9.6

      Exceptional

      "This feels better than home."

      Jérôme

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      February 9, 2020

    Property ranking|Compared to 1,500 Edinburgh properties
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    Location score
    9.5/10
    Room comfort score
    8.7/10
    Service score
    9.3/10
    Value for money score
    8.8/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Edinburgh properties
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Edinburgh properties
    Better than
    98
    %
    of Edinburgh properties
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Edinburgh properties
    Overall rating:

    8.8

    Excellent
    204 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.6
    Facilities
    7.9
    Location
    9.5
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    More about The Baxter Hostel

    More about The Baxter Hostel

    The Baxter Hostel

    For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Edinburgh, The Baxter Hostel is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Edinburgh has to offer. Are you seeking the true Edinburgh? Experiencing the best of the city's culture is easy with a stay at The Baxter Hostel, located merely 820 m from Edinburgh Castle.
    Enjoy all that The Baxter Hostel has to offer! Free internet access provided within the hostel keeps you connected throughout your stay. For those driving their own car, parking is available for guests. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage.
    Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at The Baxter Hostel. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hostel.
    All guestrooms at The Baxter Hostel provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. Enjoy your stay even more at the hostel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service. Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator is provided in some guestrooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hostel you'll find towels available in some guest bathrooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at The Baxter Hostel. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hostel's shared kitchen.
    Fill your days with the array of activities and facilities offered at The Baxter Hostel. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hostel's shared lounge and TV area.


    Around the property

    Don't spend all your time inside while in Edinburgh! A great museum trip can be had at Royal Yacht Britannia located 3.3 km away, with local art that provides a sense of the region. Don't forget to stop by the most iconic landmark in the area, the famous Arthur's Seat just 2.0 km away.


    Reasons to stay here

    Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hostel scored higher than 99% of them for food and dining.
    Guests who stayed at this hostel have scored it higher than 98% of accommodations in the city.
    According to guests who stayed here, this hostel's room comfort is rated higher than 98% of other accommodations in Edinburgh.

    Amenities and facilities
    Very good
    Facilities

    7.9

    Most talked about facilities

    Breakfast

    12 mentions

    Housekeeping

    8 mentions

    Internet

    2 mentions

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • French
    • Hungarian
    • Italian
    • Lithuanian
    • Polish
    • Spanish

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Kitchen
    • Shared kitchen

    Services and conveniences

    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Luggage storage
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area

    For the kids

    • Family room

    Access

    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Pets allowed

    Getting around

    • Car park [nearby]
    • Car park [on-site]

    Available in all rooms

    • Free bottled water
    • Heating
    • Kitchenware
    • Locker
    • Non-smoking
    • Refrigerator
    • Shared bathroom
    • Shower
    • Wi-Fi [free]
    Location
    5/2 West Register Street, New Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH22AA
    Exceptional
    Location

    9.5

    Airports

    • Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
      10.7 km
    • Perth Airport (PSL)
      54.8 km

    Public transportation

    • Edinburgh Train Station
      180 m
    • Haymarket Train Station
      2.0 km

    Hospital or clinic

    • Holistic Health
      260 m

    Shopping

    • Ocean Terminal
      3.1 km

    Convenience store

    • Tesco Express
      410 m

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      60 m
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • The Real Mary King's Close
      420 m
    • Calton Hill
      500 m
    • Edinburgh Old Town
      520 m
    • Royal Mile Street
      590 m
    • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
      620 m
    • National Museum of Scotland
      700 m
    • Edinburgh Castle
      830 m
    • Palace of Holyroodhouse
      1.1 km
    • Arthur's Seat
      2.0 km
    • Royal Yacht Britannia
      3.3 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • General Register House
      60 m
    • Bank of Scotland
      100 m
    • ICE Retail
      100 m
    • St James Shopping
      100 m
    • Multrees Walk
      110 m
    • Waverley Mall
      110 m
    • Waterloo Place
      110 m
    • Edinburgh and Scotland Information Centre
      120 m
    • Fexco
      120 m
    • connect@edinburgh
      120 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Children 0-1 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking for 6 or more persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    • The minimum age required to stay at this property is 18 years.
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-in until00:00
    • Check-out from01:00
    • Check-out until10:00
    • Reception open until00:00

    Getting around

    • Distance from city center2.9 km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)23

    The property

    • Number of bars/lounges0
    • Number of floors0
    • Number of restaurants0
    • Number of rooms 6
    • Year property opened2014

    Reviews of The Baxter Hostel from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    8.8
    /
    10
    Cleanliness8.6
    Facilities7.9
    Location9.5
    Room comfort and quality8.7
    Service9.3
    Value for money8.8
    High score for Edinburgh
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (62)
    8-9 Excellent (21)
    7-8 Very Good (16)
    6-7 Good (3)
    <6 Below Expectation (4)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (19)
    Jun - Aug (29)
    Sep - Nov (33)
    Dec - Feb (25)
    All guests (204)
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Pui from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Solo traveler
    Bunk Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Luxury Hostel”

    A night at 15 beds room. This was my fist time here. The Baxter Hostel is a floor Hostel. It is one lower level to Haystack Hostel. There have no lift. Having a spiral staircase only. The location is very good in the city central, 1-2 mins walk to train station and bus stations. Their breakfast is start at 7am. They will start cook the scramble egg form 8am. But they cook bloody slow... I had cook in their luxury kitchen, plenty of seasoning and cookware you could use. Good cleaning and cosy space in the dining area. High speed Wi-Fi port. The bed is high and big, there is come with reading light and power socket. You could leave your luggage before check in and after check out. The bath room is very great small for bath. The staff is responsible and kind, they will always here for you. You would need to provide ID to keep door card.

    Reviewed June 26, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yin-Jie
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

    Exceptional”

    I had a really awesome time in Edinburgh! :)

    Reviewed February 20, 2019

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jérôme from Belgium
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in February 2020

    Lovely atmosphere”

    This feels better than home. Lovely staff, great service and great prices.

    Reviewed February 10, 2020

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Aliza from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

    Great location ”

    The hostel is right in the city centre with all the key attractions just walking distance away. The staff was also very polite and helpful. The shower rooms and the sink are very small though so there were some difficulties there. But overall it’s good value for money, I would stay there again.

    Reviewed September 30, 2019

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Lam from Macau SAR, China
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

    The Best of the Best!”

    This is definitely the best hostel that I have ever stay! Staff are amazing and very friendly, breakfast is simple but I can feel lots of love in it as the staff prepared it every morning. The place is tidy which I really appreciate it, the hostel is located in New Town and it took around 5 mins walk to Scott Monument so it is very convenient to go almost every main attractions in Edinburgh. Just want to thank all of the staff that gave me a wonderful trip in Edinburgh, I would like to stay in here again!

    Reviewed March 04, 2016

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Andrea from Canada
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

    Great stay”

    Cute little hostel just off of the north bridge and steps from watery train station! You can easily get anywhere you want to go from The Baxter. Loved the Art Deco type theme they had going and the small size made it feel more homey. Would stay here again!

    Reviewed April 23, 2017

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Mike from United Kingdom
    Couple
    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

    Fab, location, fab staff, fab stay!!”

    This was a fantastic hostel overall. The location is just amazing. Opposite Waverley Station, just off Princes St and near all the sights. The staff were fab. Very friendly and accommodating. It's not cheap but it's a very nicely decorated and comfortable place. The beds are very sturdy and the entire place is clean throughout. Bathrooms are modern too. The only downsides are... 3 showers and 2 toilets for 46 or so people. Breakfast gets busy as do the bathrooms in the mornings. We were there for the Edinburgh fringe so it was busy. One other downside was when we were leaving we were told to store our bags would cost 50p per hour per bag. Well this would have cost us £24 as we had a late bus out. After paying over £40 a night we felt the goodwill of the stay was a little undone by the storage charge. No other hostel in Edinburgh has charged us for storage over the years. But overall the stay was great.

    Reviewed August 16, 2016

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Felani from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

    Cozy and Good Location”

    The location is super close to Edinburgh Waverly station, the staff is friendly and the room is surprisingly big and comfy. I specially like their lounge, it's very cozy but too small, hard to get table during breakfast as most of people stay around to chit chat after finish eating. I like their breakfast, fresh omelet and toast made by the staff when requested Will stay here again when I visited Edinburgh next time

    Reviewed May 20, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Margarida from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    Thebaxterissocute”

    The baxter is a really good place to stay for the night if you don't want to spend much and don't mind sharing the room. The staff is really nice and everything was cleaned nicely.

    Reviewed February 20, 2017

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Kalpesh from United Kingdom
    Group
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    Extremely satisfied”

    The hostel is situated in a very central place making it easy to get to the train station and walk around the town. The staff are very friendly and the vibes in the common room were great! The facilities were clean and practical to use which was the main thing I looked at. I would definitely go here again!

    Reviewed January 26, 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Seul from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

    Fantastic location”

    Every thing was wonderful. Espacially staffs were really kind and helpfull and breakfast was good. If i visit Edinburgh again i will stay in this hostel.

    Reviewed March 22, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Teofilo from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

    Pleasant stay”

    First time I stayed in a hostel with 3 bunk beds. Staff are friendly and accommodating, free wifi and breakfast, bed now has power socket and has big locker inside the room. The service is great so I can't say wrong about the hostel. I'll be happy to recommend it to others 👍🏻

    Reviewed July 12, 2017

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Pei from Malaysia
    Group
    Quadruple Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

    Great Stay”

    Staff is friendly and helpful, Breakfast is good, Room is clean and comfy. The plus point-very close to the station! Easy to get around Edinburgh.

    Reviewed May 15, 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    SOK from Macau SAR, China
    Group
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

    Exceptional”

    Good for location, just 3-5 mins walk from Edinburgh Waverley Railway station, staff are very nice and breakfast is ok. Not enough of bathroom as the whole floor sharing 4 bathroom but 1 is under maintenance.

    Reviewed October 08, 2017

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    8.8
    Excellent
    SOK from Macau SAR, China
    Group
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

    friendly staff”

    very friendly staff, location is close to Edinburgh train station and just few steps walk to the Prince Street; a con about there is just 4 bathroom and 2 PC for all male and female guests to share

    Reviewed March 27, 2018

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    8.4
    Excellent
    LEE from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016

    Convenient location but noisy doors”

    Conveniently located near the bus station, with friendly staff and a nice kitchen where toast and eggs are prepared by the staff. However, it's a long, narrow, spiral stairway to the hostel if you're lugging baggag. Also, the room doors make a loud noise when the mechanism catches, making it impossible to be considerately quiet when moving in and out of the rooms.

    Reviewed December 18, 2016

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Malinda from Australia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    Exceptional”

    Travelled from Sydney and stayed for 2 nights. I was very jet lagged and the 24 hour staff available were so friendly and helpful. Only thing was the showers are difficult to move around. Other then that my first hostel experience has been amazing.

    Reviewed September 28, 2018

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Pattarapong from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

    Good location ”

    This hostel included breakfast. It's good location that nearby Waverley Sta., and also member of staff are friendly. However, you maybe hearing people who have to noise on downstairs of hostel some day. Because it stand on upstairs of pub and restaurant.

    Reviewed December 26, 2016

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Thema from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    A nice, very affordable and decent place to stay!”

    Pros: very near to train station and bus station. A walking distance from tourist attractions i.e edinburgh castle, museums, shops and mall. Free luggage storage prior to check-in time. Each bed is provided with power plug and light. Providing a simple nice breakfast..toast and scrambled egg..cereal and juice. Cons: male and female sharing same bathroom. Quite uncomfortable when male staff does access to female bedroom even for showing purpose to newcomers.

    Reviewed October 19, 2016

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Pei from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

    Good location”

    It's a very small hostel with only i think 5-6 rooms. But they served delicious breakfast! Good location, very near to the train station.

    Reviewed December 14, 2017

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